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Full text of "A history of Persia"

440                HISTORY OF PERSIA
instruction and too jealous to admit of a coadjutor ; brutal
in his language ; insolent in his demeanour ; indolent in
his habits ; he brought the exchequer to the ver^e of
bankruptcy and the country to the brink of revolution.
The pay of the army was generally from three to five
years ^ in arrears. The cavalry of the tribes was almost
annihilated." Such—to adopt the weighty words of
Rawlinson—was the condition of Persia in the middle of
the nineteenth century.